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12 October 2018 -- D-EDTS (AutoGyro Calidus?) -- Germany -- crashed 400m after T/O

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  • 12 October 2018 -- D-EDTS (AutoGyro Calidus?) -- Germany -- crashed 400m after T/O

    Oct 12 18 - Near Schwenningen airfield ( EDTS ), Germany - unknown gyrocopter type - unknown gyrocopter registration - the gyrocopter crashed as it tried to return to the airfield at Schwenningen shortly after take off. News reports suggest it struggled to climb after take off. The gyrocopter crashed approx 400m from the airfield. The pilot and passenger were helped from the gyrocopter by passersby before the gyro caught fire and burned out.

    https://gyroaccidents.blogspot.com/
    https://www.schwarzwaelder-bote.de/i...53abfbcb4.html
    Hub bar and tension straps seem to be from AutoGyro Rotor System 1.
    Tail boom is round stock, which seems from a Calidus.

    "
    struggled to climb" sounds like fuel, but who knows.

    Glad that the occupants got out and missed the fire.

    Regards, Kolibri


    PP - ASEL complex (Piper 180, C206, RV-7A), SP - Gyro (Calidus, RAF, SC2), soloed in gliders; checkride soon

    Wasn't happy with my RAF's pitch instability, so I installed a Boyer H-Stab to my great satisfaction!

    "
    When an honest but mistaken man learns of his error, he either ceases to be mistaken -- or he ceases to be honest."
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